MONDAY; 1100 AM
CYCLING (rolling hills)
This was my first ride using a power meter and cadence sensor. The distance itself was fairly comfortable. I immediately noticed my cadence is far lower than I would have guessed. I already know I have to improve my power. I need to test my VO2Max and Functional Threshold Power (average power that a rider can produce over the course of an hour) so I can begin to track improvement. I’ve located a potential 10 mile time trial course as well as some hills where I can do intervals. I also have to be more observant about hydration during rides. I’m bypassing refueling opportunities due to impatience.
You can argue a track racer doesn’t need high levels of endurance or FTP. An endurance focus will eventually work against top speed, but I first need a basic foundation of strength to build more power and speed.